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Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Of the many pop culture obsessions that I go on about through this blog, I have surprisingly given short shrift to the Monty Python gang. I absolutle fucking love them like I love no other humorists — except for Richard Pryor, but his stuff is a different matter entirely — and will discuss them at some other time. But today I just learned that my favorite surviving Python, Terry "the Welsh one" Jones, is recovering from colon cancer. He issued the following statement to the press:

"Unfortunately, my illness is not nearly bad enough to sell many newspapers, and the prognosis is even more disappointing."

And here's what the news had to say on this:

from Ireland Online-
Python star Jones undergoes cancer surgery

24/10/2006 - 16:40:31

Monty Python star Terry Jones has undergone surgery for colon cancer. The 64-year-old was "in good spirits and the operation went very well", according to his agent Jodi Shields. She says: "Terry's doctors are very cheered with an early diagnosis of possible colon cancer for which he has now had routine surgery in a London private hospital. "He is in high spirits and very pleased that the doctors say they have caught it early.

The comedian was told he had cancer only days before the opening of the Spamalot musical in London last Tuesday, which is based on the classic MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL film. Despite the diagnosis, Jones was able to attend the premiere with the original cast, which included Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam.

And if any of you would care to wish Terry well, you can write to him at and all emails will be printed and presented to him. I wrote mine just minutes ago, so show some love, assmunches!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm surprise that someone as hilarious as the great Monty Python could suffer from this deadly disease. I would have recommended him this device to aid in cancer recovery